Jussi Bjorling


Music News, guest column, Jussi Bjorling


When I was asked to write a guest column for Musk News, I was a bit puzzled as to the choice of subject. I had never thought of myself as a writer. Upon being offered such an opportunity I was eager for success, but well remembered the story of the two business men who were amateur singers. A dispute arose as to which of them had the better voice, and the two men took the controversy to Giuseppe Verdi, the great Italian composer. Verdi heard them and then turned to one and declared, "You are the worst singer I have heard." "Then I win," cried the other triumphantly. "No," said Verdi, "you can't sing at all."

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